Roundup of upcoming activities in northern Fox Valley
From Submitted Reports June 12, 2012 8:46PM
Updated: July 14, 2012 6:24AM
Here is a roundup of local activities scheduled for the next week and beyond.
The Elgin Junior Woman’s Club will host a “Hunger Walk Scavenger Hunt” to collect food for the Northern Illinois Food Bank Saturday. Kickoff will be at 2:30 p.m. at Mudd & Eddie’s, 302 S. McLean Blvd. Lists for the scavenger hunt will be passed out, and neighborhoods will be assigned. Participants will collect for 90 minutes and then return to Mudd & Eddie’s food, drinks and prizes. More information is available from Loretta Revesz at 847-224-4318.
Dance production to be Saturday and Sunday
The Gould Academy of Dance Arts of Elgin will present its 29th annual production “Sweet Home Chicago” at 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Hemmens Cultural Center in Elgin. Artistic Director Donna Gould Jessen is dedicating this show to the loving memory of her mother, Virginia Gould, who passed away May 1. The production will feature students from ages 2 to adult performing various dance styles. Tickets are $12 for children and $22 for adults. Group discounts are available. Tickets may be purchased at Gould Academy of Dance Arts prior to the event and at the Hemmens on the day of the show. More information is available at 847-742-6666.
Judson University open house Monday, Tuesday
Judson University’s School of Leadership and Business will host two open houses for adult professionals seeking degrees in communications management, criminal justice management, human resource management, human services, management and leadership, general education and electives. The first open house will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Rockford campus, 1055 Featherstone Road, # A. The second open house will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Elgin campus, 1151 N. State St. (Route 31). Guests at both events will meet with enrollment advisers and program directors to learn more about the majors offered. Those interested in attending the Elgin event can RSVP to Gerry Mravik at 847-628-1526. Those interested in attending the Rockford event can RSVP to Pam Timmons at 815-399-3500.
Senior Fair scheduled for Dundee Senior Center
State Rep. Farnham, D-Elgin, will host his fourth annual Senior Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Dundee Township Park District Senior Center, 665 Barrington Ave., Carpentersville. More than 20 vendors will provide free health screenings and information about state and local programs for seniors. The fair is free and open to everyone in the community. Vendors will provide information ranging from senior health care and how to stay fit to low-cost transportation and ways to save money. More information is available by calling Farnham’s constituent service office at 847-841-7130 or emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Library looks back via views from trains
The Friends of the Dundee Library will present “The Milwaukee Road in the Chicago Area Between the Wars” at 2 p.m. Saturday. The library is at 555 Barrington Ave. (Route 68) in East Dundee. Viewers can watch yesteryear chug by as Ted Schnepf of Rails Unlimited in Elgin takes them on a journey around the Chicago area via the Milwaukee Road between WWI and WWII. A black-and-white video presentation shows the view out the window as depots, buildings and rural vistas fly by. Registration for the free program is recommended. People can register by visiting the “Events & Registration” page at www.dundeelibrary.info, stopping by the Information Services desk on the main level, or calling 847-428-3661, ext. 308.
Classic car show set for Victory Centre Saturday
In honor of Father’s Day, the Victory Centre of Bartlett will have a Classic Car Show featuring museum-quality, classic cars. The show will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Victory Centre of Bartlett (Supportive Living & Senior Apartment Campus), 1101 W. Bartlett Road. Call 630-213-0100 for more information.
St. Charles Twp.
Story time for young kids at Tekakwitha Woods
Parents are invited to bring children infants through age 5 to Tekakwitha Woods Nature Center for “Story Time in the Woods” programs. The programs will be from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Fridays: June 22, July 13 and 20, and Aug. 10. Staff from the St. Charles Public Library bring books, finger plays, songs and activities that engage children and parents alike. Parents and children are welcome to spend time exploring Tekakwitha Woods Nature Center as well as the forest preserve’s trails following the program. Register by phone at 847-741-8350 or email email@example.com. Tekakwitha Woods Forest Preserve is at 35W076 Villa Marie Road south of South Elgin. A full roster of Kane County Forest Preserve District nature programs can be found at www.kaneforest.com.